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Faculty & Staff invited to “Brown Bag with Bonnie,” May 8, via Zoom

Faculty and staff are invited to the next “Brown Bag with Bonnie,” a live Q & A, Friday, May 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Zoom info is found below.

Chancellor Bonnie Irwin will be joined by guests Ken Hon, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, Farrah-Marie Gomes, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Kalei Rapoza, vice chancellor for administrative affairs.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 931 1931 0980; Password: 703560

More info, contact Deneen Louie.


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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


Spring typically brings excitement to any university campus as we prepare for commencement and celebrate accomplishments.

If this were any other year, we would be celebrating Earth Day this week, and all of the many connections we have with this awe-inspiring place in which we live.

If this were any other year, I would also be taking the staff in the administrative building out to lunch because it is also Administrative Professionals Day! Lunch and flowers will have to wait until we are all together on campus again, but even in the online environment, I can say “thank you”!

I hope administrators, faculty, and students will join me in thanking our hard-working administrative professionals today. Our clerical and APT staff are the backbone of our campus, supporting us in myriad ways. Even while working from home, they are keeping us going, making sure our operations are running smoothly as we try to finish the semester strong for the sake of our students and our community.

MAHALO for everything you do for us! I look forward to seeing all those smiling faces when we are all allowed to return to our posts. On behalf of the whole campus, I thank you for your dedication to UH Hilo and our students.

Bonnie D. Irwin, Chancellor

Photo of white hibiscus by Bonnie Irwin.

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LISTEN: UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin talks with “Island Conversations” host Sherry Bracken

UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin talks about challenges, and the basics of UH Hilo and her goals, with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken.

Image of radio player with Chancellor Irwin's photo.

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin stepped into the job on July 1, 2019. Now, she’s facing challenges in helping students have a college experience while dealing with COVID-19. She talks about that and other challenges, and the basics of UH Hilo and her goals, with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken.


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Zoom with Bonnie! “Brown Bag with Bonnie” goes digital with next meetup on Zoom, April 22

Chancellor Bonnie Irwin’s “Brown Bag with Bonnie” gatherings are going digital. Next meetup will be held on Zoom video conferencing platform.

Bonnie Irwin
Bonnie D. Irwin

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community is invited to join Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin for a live Q&A at the next “Brown Bag with Bonnie.”

Available in alternate format upon request. Contact (808) 932-7339 (V), (808) 932-7002 (TTY), or Deneen Louie.

Photo by Bonnie D. Irwin (her home office desk).

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